7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  6​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Aurora
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs itinerary maker app .

Seattle to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Tue), walk around Riverside Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 77°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Riverside Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery. On the next day, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in August, with highs in Rocky Mountain National Park at 89°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Aurora.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
Photography Tours

1
night
Aurora

Aurora ©
Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality in the U.S. You've now added Cherry Creek State Park to your itinerary. On the 30th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Aurora Reservoir, then glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Launch Pad Brewery.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aurora online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aurora by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aurora

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Aurora Reservoir ©
Aurora Reservoir
Launch Pad Brewery ©
Launch Pad Brewery

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